I headed out to the LQS sale on the 2nd, with a specific goal - backings for 3 quilts. And after raiding my stash for the latest mysteries, I knew that if I needed any fabric, it was lights. I was really digging for light fabrics over the holidays. So, I gave myself permission to pick up some from the sale tables. But that's it, I kept telling myself (hopefully).
I did pretty well - stuck to my plans for the most part. A few extras jumped into my arms, but the few fabrics I just "had to have", I limited myself to just 1 yard of each.
3 backings, lots of lights/neutrals, and a few "just because", for a total of 69 yards in
But then I read Facebook the next morning ... The store had added a 70% off table! I HAD to go back, don't you agree? And on the sale table I found flannel - perfect for backings for donations to Victoria's Quilts. And a few more lights (see, I'm still sticking to my "rules").
Sale trip #2 (70% off - who can resist?) - 42 yards in
And then Saturday ... I was sorting all the pretty new fabrics, and I realized that while I had done a great job picking up neutrals, I really hadn't added any lights in particular colour families. Plus, there was one more quilt missing a backing. 37 yards later, that's also taken care of.
For usage this year - 3 quilts made this week, from start to borders. That used a total of 7.25 yards for the large/small pair, and 4.25 yards for the red anvil top. A total of 11.5 yards out. That makes the gain a little less horrifying this week :)
Totals for this week:
148 yards in
11 1/2 yards out
Total for the year: 136.5 yards in
Goals for the year - use more than I bring in :) Actually, I'd like to end up at least 100 yards in the positive, which is doable if I quilt as much as I did last year. Drop by Judy's blog to see how everyone else did with their New Year's stash busting.
A note on my accountability - yes, I'm counting stash in this year.
But being in Canada I have the issue of buying in meters and using in
yards (because pretty much every pattern out there is written in
imperial measurements). So, to keep my sanity, I may purchase 3 meters
of a fabric, but I call it "3 yards" for the sake of this report. Which
I figure is fair, because when a pattern says "1 1/2 yards", I just go
ahead and buy 1 1/2 meters.